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Poster: dark.starz Date: Apr 6, 2013 8:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Excellent Deep Purple Cover of 'Lazy' by Joe Bonamassa

Flipping through the channels a few weeks back and happened upon this cat on the Palladium channel “Live from Austria” concert. First song begins and my first thought was; he sounds exactly like Stephen Stills. So I moved on and rebounded to Palladium ½ hour later and his “Hey little bird, fly away home, Your house is on fire, your children alone” which I’ve learned is a song titled “Jockey Full Of Bourbon” and after the ragtime piano intro and first verse he settles into this recurring riff that sounds remarkably like the Estimated Prophet riff. So I moved on again and ½ hour later return and he’s strumming some tune that sounds exactly like Eric Clapton Rollin and Tumblin and similar drummer back beat.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bGirAghTXs

I understand that he grew up in a musical family and his parents owned a music shop and he spent his first 17 years mastering various guitar’s but something is lacking to my ears, originality or soul perhaps? I respect the talent he possesses, good chops and certainly a nice guitar collection. If you’re a player you have probably played with folks who can listen to a piece of music and play it note for note perfect and certainly talent is required to perform those mechanics, but stepping out and moving forward from ones influence is where art begins, IMHO

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Apr 7, 2013 9:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Excellent Deep Purple Cover of 'Lazy' by Joe Bonamassa

he certainly is a good musician, whether or not he's adding anything original into the big quilt of American music, probably not...

as for the Bourbon tune, riffs are vaguely similar to estimated...it's a simple enough tune that a good guitarist should be able to play through by ear....

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Apr 7, 2013 10:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Excellent Deep Purple Cover of 'Lazy' by Joe Bonamassa

Jockey Full of Bourbon is Tom Waits song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7LqgIefUNI